Lenny Wilkens

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Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937) is an American former basketball player and coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been inducted three times into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, first in 1989 as a player, as a coach in 1998, and in 2010 as part of the 1992 United States Olympic "Dream Team," for which he was an assistant coach. He is also a 2006 inductee into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. Wilkens was a combined 13-time NBA All-Star as a player (nine times) and as a head coach (four times), was the 1993 NBA Coach of the Year, won the 1979 NBA championship as the head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics, and an Olympic gold medal as the head coach of the 1996 U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lenny Wilkens has received more than 977,822 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Lenny Wilkens is the 56th most popular basketball player (down from 49th in 2019), the 3,720th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,109th in 2019) and the 40th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Lenny Wilkens ranks 56 out of 1,264Before him are Paul Arizin, Pete Maravich, Sam Jones, David Robinson, Oscar Schmidt, and Chuck Daly. After him are Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller, Don Nelson, Stephen Curry, Wes Unseld, and Tim Duncan.

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Among people born in 1937, Lenny Wilkens ranks 203Before him are Alice Coltrane, Valentin Rasputin, Miguel Trovoada, Mikheil Meskhi, Gary Hocking, and Barbara Steele. After him are Lluís Martínez Sistach, Richard Bright, Mehdi Karroubi, Milutin Šoškić, Hiroshi Ninomiya, and Tomas Venclova.

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Among people born in United States, Lenny Wilkens ranks 3,720 out of 15,968Before him are Gary Snyder (1930), Jim Kelly (1946), Tony Sirico (1942), Heather Graham (1970), Chuck Daly (1930), and Robert Penn Warren (1905). After him are Helen Thomas (1920), Robert Mueller (1944), Linda Darnell (1923), Nancy Marchand (1928), Charles Best (1899), and Ryan Phillippe (1974).


Among basketball players born in United States, Lenny Wilkens ranks 40Before him are Nate Thurmond (1941), Paul Arizin (1928), Pete Maravich (1947), Sam Jones (1933), David Robinson (1965), and Chuck Daly (1930). After him are Reggie Miller (1965), Don Nelson (1940), Stephen Curry (1988), Wes Unseld (1946), Kevin Garnett (1976), and Larry Brown (1940).